Meet Du­cati’s Sixty2: The 400cc road­ster for 2016

This might be the new­est mem­ber of the Scram­bler fam­ily, but ac­cord­ing to Du­cati’s big­gest brass we’ve got an­other Ital­ian Scram­bler still to come in 2016!

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Du­cati’s big­gest bike com­ing for 2016 isn’t the largest ca­pac­ity mo­tor­cy­cle in the range, but this 400cc small Scram­bler called the Sixty2.

The Scram­bler Sixty2 is a smaller, more retro version of the cur­rent 803cc L-twin bike and has a more retro feel to it thanks to the re­vised cos­met­ics and longer, flat­ter petrol tank.

Du­cati launched the Sixty2 and a flat­tracker, a re­vised look vari­ant of the big­ger bike, at the Milan show and said that the small, new bike will sell for £6450 and the flat-tracker (which is ba­si­cally a dressed-up cur­rent Scram­bler 800 with spe­cial liv­ery, seat cover, side panel, ma­chined com­po­nent, han­dle­bars and a Full Throt­tle ex­haust which in­cludes a Ter­mignoni slip-on can) will cost £8995.

But that’s not all be­cause more vari­ants on the retro-styled bike have been promised for the near fu­ture, with one be­ing launched later THIS year.

Du­cati boss Clau­dio Domeni­cali said: “There will be more Scram­blers in the fu­ture, we will ex­pand the Scram­bler brand up, down and side-by-side.”

The new bike is an A2 li­cence com­pli­ant 399cc, air-cooled V-twin that kicks out 41bhp, 25.3ft-lb of torque and has a bore and stroke of 72mm x 49mm. It weighs 167kg dry (183kg wet), 14 litre fuel tank (ed) retro-styled bike with 41mm Showa front forks.

The bike will come in three colours; or­ange, sil­ver/turqoise and black. The seat height is 770, 790 (stan­dard height) or 810mm de­pend­ing on what you want and the bike comes with ABS as stan­dard.

Domeni­cali added: “We ac­tu­ally want to make the Scram­bler more ac­ces­si­ble.”

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